Curator of Collections – Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

The Office of the University Art Collections at Wake Forest University seeks an energetic, ambitious, and engaged Curator of Collections who will oversee all aspects of the University’s art collections. The curator directs the development, care, and use of the University’s collections. The successful candidate will combine the organizational skills and attention to detail of a collections manager with the vision and cross-disciplinary interests essential to academic outreach.



At least an M.A. in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies, Collections Management, or relevant discipline. Specialization in modern art and/or works on paper preferred. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years related experience in a university art museum setting and be knowledgeable about registrarial and collections management areas. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with divisions and disciplines across the university, and the ability to manage projects and deadlines independently.



Review, select, and implement a central collections management system, including revising standards for object and constituent cataloguing by updating, and maintaining guidelines.

Monitor movement of collections at all stages of storage, use, and display.

Build upon current catalogue by adding content to records such as subject tagging, cross-classification, adding object names, adding styles and periods and art genre terminology, and geography indexing.

Work with digital content librarians at Z. Smith Reynolds Library to situate the University Art Collections as a research resource.

Work with faculty to conceptualize, plan, and organize collaborative teaching projects to facilitate the use of the collections in the classroom.

Participate in outreach efforts to situate the University Art Collections as a campus resource.

Oversee stewardship of the collection, including the implementation of collections care policies and the coordination of conservation activities.

Serve as a resource person for all questions, problems, and activities concerning the University art collections.

Maintain ongoing research and documentation about works in the collection.

Coordinate Office of University Art Collections committee.

Supervise the Collections Management Assistant, student workers, and interns.

Organize meaningful displays of objects in a variety of spaces around campus that further educational mission of university.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.



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Post expires at 5:00pm on Monday October 1st, 2018

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